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Berlin's International Business Festival

A transforming journey for trailblazers

 

24 – 26 Aug 2017

 

3000+ participants
300+ speakers

That‘s New ID

New ID is an international business innovation festival which unites trailblazers from all walks of life who have the drive and power to transform.

Meet your business peers

exchange thoughts and turn your ideas into action

Be inspired

by international innovation leaders

Get in touch with startups

which are suitable and relevant to your business

Speakers

Meet our first trailblazers. More will follow soon.

Jeremy Tai Abbett

Jeremy Tai Abbett

Design Partner & Entrepreneur
InsurTech.vc Management
Jeremy Tai Abbett draws on his experience starting several ventures that found their genesis at the intersection of design and technology. Most recently Jeremy joined InsurTech.vc as their design partner charged with instilling a sense of design in their growing portfolio. Parallel to this he continues to deliver inspirational keynotes, consults with multi-national companies and is a startup mentor (Swiss Startup Factory, Next Media Accelerator and Startup Bootcamp). For the past four years Jeremy was the creative evangelist at Google. As a catalyst for creativity, he drove thought leadership and facilitated workshops on innovation and the creative confidence with Google's largest clients. Previous to Google, Jeremy was the founding design director responsible for branding and user-experience for the award-winning mobile start-up Stuffle. Jeremy also co-founded Fork Unstable Media in 1996 (with three projects that were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco and a game that enraged the British Monarchy to his credit), co-founded multidisciplinary studio Truth Dare Double Dare, was a founding post-graduate student at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and was an award winning creative director at a handful of advertising agencies.
Markus Altenhoff

Markus Altenhoff

Principal Digital Transformation
thyssenkrupp Management Consulting
Markus is an expert on digital innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurship.He combines senior management experience in corporate environments such as Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Bahn/ DB Schenker and Lufthansa with hands-on startup experience as Founder, investor and non-executive director in small and highly dynamic digital start-ups. As principal at thyssenkrupp Management Consulting he brings this digital experience to a company with over 200 years of manufacturing know-how.
Dr. Stephan Baumann

Dr. Stephan Baumann

Senior Research Scientist
German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Stephan Baumann is a researcher for music and artificial intelligence, a musician, DJ and marathon runner who works at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence. He is responsible for the SmartServiceWelt Project SERVICEFACTORY which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Khalil Bawar

Khalil Bawar

Expert for Innovation Management
NavigationLab
As an Expert for Innovation Management Khalil Bawar supports companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the human transformation. He creates an environment for employees to feel joy and happiness by realizing their ideas in order to deal with Digital Transformation. Before that he worked at Partake, a management consulting company, and ran the first internal project “Barack Obama does Design Thinking”.
Bastian Bergmann

Bastian Bergmann

CEO
WATTx
Following a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance, Bastian started his professional career with The Boston Consulting Group in Hamburg, Germany. His work predominantly focused on the energy industry and on developing as well as implementing new corporate strategies, driving holistic transformation efforts, as well as shaping new programs for corporate innovation. Bastian then moved to New York to drive the foundation of the BCG Bruce Henderson Institute and focus his work on technologies and related strategies such as platforms, ecosystems, as well as digital marketing. The Big Apple was also the place where he was exposed to the startup world, as he was helping to launch two ventures in genomics and fashion. With his entrepreneurial fire lit, he moved to Berlin to start WATTx from scratch and establish what is now a 25+ people strong company builder focused on IoT.
Antonio Brissa

Antonio Brissa

Founder & CEO
PENSAKI
Antonio founded Pensaki as a result of his 10+ years professional career in the digital economy, when he realized that the trend toward digitization isn't just a one-way street. Pensaki bridges the gap between digital and physical via an API that transforms binary digits into bespoke, authentic handwritten documents with the help of robotics. Until March 2014 Antonio served as Senior Vice President Business Network at SAP with the responsibility for one of the cloud business units. He joined SAP in 2011, as the result of SAP's acquisition of the SaaS vendor Crossgate, where he served as member of the executive board and played a key role in driving its successful international growth since 2003. Antonio began his professional career in investment banking and his passion for innovation materialized when he co-founded his first start-up, Dropbox24, whose last mile concept is still used at more than 2,750 locations in Germany today.
Joanna Bronowicka

Joanna Bronowicka

Director
Centre for Internet & Human Rights
Joanna Bronowicka is the Director at the Centre for Internet & Human Rights, a vibrant hub for academic research on technology and society at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Joanna is a sociologist who researches how digitization and migration change society and politics. Joanna has been researching the Ethics of Algorithms since 2015. This year this project is focused on two spheres in particular – work and politics.  The Centre will investigate how algorithmic management affects workers and their rights, and how algorithms can affect election results in Germany and beyond. Before joining the CIHR, Joanna had worked for the Ministry of Administration and Digitisation in Poland, where she contributed to the development of Polish digital strategies and policies. She had also previously worked as a journalist at Thomson Reuters in Warsaw, as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and as a consultant for migrant NGOs in Warsaw, Paris, and Boston.  Joanna holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College and M.A. in Sociology with a specialisation in Public Policy and Administration from Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. She also studied political science at Sciences-Po and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Jan Brorhilker

Jan Brorhilker

Partner
Ernst & Young
For several years Jan Brorhilker managed international and listed EY clients within Technology and Private Equity background. He has considerable consulting experience with a focus on IFRS accounting, restructuring, process optimization as well as implantation of internal control systems.
Stephen Canning

Stephen Canning

Cabinet Member for Digital Innovation
Essex County Council
Cllr Stephen Canning is the Cabinet Member for Digital Innovation at Essex County Council, where he is leading the Council’s ambition to be a leader in the digital space. Stephen is looking at how the organization redefines its relationship with citizens and uses technology and data to make residents lives better and easier.​
Allan Chester

Allan Chester

CEO & Founder
any2any
Allan has lived in Munich for nearly 20 years working in various global innovation positions for some of the largest Service Providers and worked with some of the largest Multinationals to improve the way people experienced work and their working environments. He has continued to be a forward thinker about focussing on the individual experience for cultural, social and technological initiatives in companies. This often touches on his passion about the importance and context of music and sound to the individual. As a self-proclaimed music geek and guitarist he often sees the parallels between Music and Innovation and its social impact in companies. Now as CEO of any2any, he has developed a cloud-based software that enables secure Fluid Access to spaces, co-working spaces, and Companies that removes the frictions of access and authentication, and improves the experience of the individual.
Emma Chiu

Emma Chiu

Creative Innovation Director
J. Walter Thompson New York
Emma leads creative innovation at J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group. She curates all visual content, leads creative consultancy and presents across all Innovation Group verticals. She leads creative execution of Innovation Lab products, designing and commissioning experts to create concepts for brands based on trends. Emma is the former Art Director of Monocle, leading the art direction and design for the international Monocle brand. She also led project collaborations with brands including, BMWi, Gap, Mackintosh, Santoni, and Switzerland Tourism Board. Emma frequently writes opinion pieces on design and visual culture, she has also lectured at the Milan Fashion Institute, the Media Summit New York, and is part of the Color Awards 2017 judging panel.
Young-Jin Choi

Young-Jin Choi

Senior Advisor Impact Investing
PHINEO
Young-jin joined Phineo’s impact investing practice in October 2015. At Phineo, Young-jin is currently leading a project which is aiming at implementing social impact bonds in Germany as well as developing an early stage impact investing fund for tech-for-impact start-ups. Prior to his transition into the world of impact investing and social finance, Young-jin executed numerous venture capital deals as an investment manager at 3M’s corporate venture capital team and worked in a variety of industries and regions as a strategy consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). Young-jin holds master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering (RWTH Aachen), International Business Studies (University of Maastricht) and Politics, Philosophy and Economics (LMU Munich).
Geoffrey Colon

Geoffrey Colon

Communications Designer
Microsoft Corporation
Geoffrey Colon is a Communications Designer at Microsoft in Bellevue, Washington. In his role, Geoffrey explores and executes creative communication and design solutions in the emerging world of media. He runs the Microsoft Trends Lab™ which looks at human behaviors and how marketers and businesses can connect better with customers. He is also author of the 2016 book “Disruptive Marketing: What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us About Navigating the New Normal” (AMACOM). He was formerly VP of Digital Strategy at Ogilvy & Mather and is the producer of the weekly marketing podcast for eccentric minds, DISRUPTIVE FM with Cheryl Metzger and the video blog THE DISRUPTIVE MARKETER. Geoffrey has appeared on or featured in Cheddar TV, NASDAQ Live, Success Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Marketplace on NPR, Entrepreneur, Search Engine Journal, Fast Company, Adweek, Business Insider and WABC-AM in New York. Mr. Colon is a 1994 graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. You can follow him on LinkedIn/Twitter/Instagram or visit his website at geoffreycolon.net
Sheun David-Onamusi

Sheun David-Onamusi

CEO, Creative Director
Still Dapper Limited
As a certified Digital Business Analyst and consultant, Sheun loves to fuse his passion for Fashion and Technology. With over 9 years in Fashion Retail, ranging from holding Regional Director status with UK's Shirtmaker in Africa, T.M. Lewin to consulting for Inditex Zara; Sheun consults for SME's by helping them build their digital strategy. Recently Sheun launched his online Shoe Making adventure (www.bespokesolemate.com) and will be delivering it's unique wearable tech enabled shoes in the summer 2017. As a well sought after Keynote Speaker and a two time published author, Sheun enjoys a good laugh and loves to meet new people!        
Kate Drane

Kate Drane

Senior Director of Outreach for Design, Tech and Hardware
Indiegogo
Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware. She loves democratizing access to resources, and considers herself as a VC of the people. Since starting at Indiegogo in July 2012, she’s empowered more than 600 entrepreneurs to collectively raise over $85M on the Indiegogo platform, including Canary, Misfit, and Skulpt. In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably priced and environmentally friendly packaging options to California breweries. She met her co-founders while attending Presidio Graduate School, where she received her MBA in Sustainable Management. Kate frequently speaks at events around the world including Engadget Expand, CES and TEDx.
Ricardo Ferrer Rivero

Ricardo Ferrer Rivero

Founder and Managing Director
PEY
Ricardo Ferrer Rivero was born in Venezuela. In the age of 9 he moved with his parents to the US. PEY is Ric’s seventh company. His reputation as a successful entrepreneur is confirmed through the Exit of Doctape (Cloud Storage Service) to Atlassian and as a co-founder from the Coworking and Makerspace Hafven. Ric is often a speaker at conferences like the Hub-Conference, Cebit Global Conferences, Open! Conference, Hannover Finance Symposium, TEDx, Prepaid Kongress, Kartenforum and on numerous Bitcoin and Blockchain Meetups.
Joolz Gale

Joolz Gale

Dirigent
Ensemble Mini
Joolz Gale is a British conductor and represents truly a new generation of his art. With his enthusiasm, his one-of-a-kind performance settings and his personal goal to make classical music accessible to a 21st century audience, he is the star amongst the young conductors. By his remarkable approach of his "Ensemble Mini" to perform epic and enormous orchestral pieces with the smallest possible cast by the best handpicked young artists, he allows us to enter the work of composers like Gustav Mahler in a uniquely intimate and heartfelt way. Conducting, being one of the most direct and sensitive practices of leadership, can add unexpected perspectives to the corporate word.
Joe Goyder

Joe Goyder

Director
Butterfly London
Joe Goyder is a Director at Butterfly London, where he uses psychological and sociological techniques to understand the emotions that underlie human decision making. Over the years he’s worked with companies like Pepsico and Innocent to create innovations that have delivered hundreds of millions of pounds of revenue. He’s also a keen competitive sailor, runner and mountain biker, and is fascinated by the potential of technology to help us enjoy and succeed in sport.
Angela Haas

Angela Haas

Senior Human Centered Design Expert
Swisscom
As an Expert for Human Centered Design Angela Haas supports Swisscom (Schweiz) AG in the transformation to a people-centered innovation culture. Her focus are creative strategies for complex challenges in Society and Organizations. Her specialty is applying the Human Centered Design mindset in top management and changing the way we work in big corporations. Before moving to Switzerland, she played a key role at partake a management consulting company located in Berlin enabling the company and their customers to a design thinking mindset. She started her career as a Designer at Iomasmedia B2B digital communications company and shortly later was able to become Head of Design. Her academia background is a Diploma in Communications Design and she holds a M.A. in Creative Direction.
Jürgen Hahn

Jürgen Hahn

CFO
Marc O'Polo
Born in 1965 in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg, south-western Germany), Jürgen Hahn completed a dual academic degree and professional training programme in tax law and auditing at the Villingen Schwenningen vocational college, starting as an auditor at KPMG in 1990. In 1994, he moved to Rödl & Partner, a German auditing and tax consultancy firm based in Nuremberg; six years later, he decided to take a master’s degree, gaining in MBA from the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2001. In 2002, he returned to Munich and continued as an auditor at Ebner Stolz, a consultancy. Hahn came to MARC O’POLO in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and has been leading the Finance, Human Resources, and IT departments ever since.
Jürgen Hahn is married and lives in Brannenberg, near MARC O’POLO Headquarters. He likes to spend his free time climbing and mountaineering, taking photographs, and going to the cinema.
Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

Co-Founder, Contemporary Artist & Cyborg Activist
Cyborg Foundation
Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites. Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions. In 2010 he co­-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as a social and artistic movement.
Prof. Dr. Axel Haunschild

Prof. Dr. Axel Haunschild

Professor of Work and Employment Studies
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Axel is director of the Institute for Work and Employment Studies at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He also held research and teaching positions at the universities of Trier and Royal Holloway College, University of London, and he was visiting professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria. Axel's research interests include changing forms of work and organization, digital labour, cultural industries, employment relations and work-life-boundaries. In current research projects he studies the linkage between codetermination and sustained sustainability as well as the impact of cultural policies on work and aesthetic practices in the German independent theatre scene.
Katja Hermes

Katja Hermes

Global Head of Music Cities
Sound Diplomacy
Katja Hermes is the Director of Music Cities at Sound Diplomacy. She founded the Sound Diplomacy Berlin office in October 2013. In this role Katja has consulted several cities on their Music City strategy, gave lectures about Music Cities at events over the world and initiated the Music Cities Network together with the Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM). She worked on the development of several funding projects for German institutions and has consulted with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, GIZ, Adam Mickiewicz Institute Poland, Nordic Embassies Berlin and many other institutions. Katja has been working in the music business for more than 12 years. She has worked in various fields in the industry including at Mutek Festival, Ableton and Initiative Musik, the German funding organisation, where she was responsible for the export projects. Katja holds a diploma in Geography and Economy, with a focus on urban planning and creative industries. She is board member of the Berlin Music Commission and part of the 100 Fellows Network of the Initiative Culture and Creative Industries by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.
Dr. Philipp Hoelscher

Dr. Philipp Hoelscher

Member of the Executive Board
PHINEO
Dr. Philipp Hoelscher is a member of the Executive Board of PHINEO gAG (Berlin) and leads the Analysis & Research division. In this role, he is in charge of impact studies and the on-going development of PHINEO’s analysis method. Using his knowledge and expertise, he is also consulting social businesses, social investors and foundations. Before joining PHINEO, Philipp Hoelscher has worked for civil society institutions, including the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung. He studied political science in Augsburg and Rome.
Steffen Holly

Steffen Holly

Head of Media Management & Delivery
Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT
Steffen Holly (Sholly) is leading the business unit Media Management and Delivery of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, managed by the MP3 inventor Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg. Sholly became an electronic technician before he studied music. After his music career he worked in a record company, as a supervisor for music rights and became Director of Audio Products & Technology Licensing at MAGIX AG in 2000. With the buyout of Fraunhofer AudioID to the MAGIX subsidiary M2Any, which later became www.mufin.com, he lead the hybrid recommendation development. After 2009 he worked as CTO for AUPEO! Personal Radio being responsible for product and content until the startup was bought by PANASONIC Automotive US. Since 2013 he is working at Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.
Rachel Peridot Katz

Rachel Peridot Katz

Director of Social Innovation
AngelHack
Rachel oversees corporate and social innovation programs at AngelHack, which operates the world's largest developer ecosystem. In this role, she has been part of planning more than 100 hackathons, including a Global Code 4 Impact challenge in 62 cities worldwide, and a multi-city hackathon series called Lady Problems, focused on leveraging technology to tackle problems preventing female entrepreneurship. Prior to AngelHack, she worked in the philanthropy sector as a strategy consultant for corporations, high-profile and high-net worth individuals and nonprofits with Global Philanthropy Group. It was in this role that she discovered her passion for leveraging hackathons as a vehicle for social good, through CHIMEHACK, a series of hackathons designed to empower girls and women. She has also worked with Microsoft, the United Nations Development Programme, and a range of other nonprofit organizations. Rachel speak and writes regularly about devising strategies for social impact, diversity and philanthropy in the technology and startup community, most recently with the University of San Francisco Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference, 2X by the Hustle, Net Impact Local, Greater than Code, Cause Artist and the Epic Foundation. She is also an Ambassador for Startups Give Back, a nonprofit that encourages the startup community to volunteer locally.
Johanna Keimeyer

Johanna Keimeyer

Multimedia Artist and Designer
Keimeyer studied design and digital media at University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK), Tama Art University in Tokyo, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, USA, and Boston's MIT Media Lab, USA. Her previous work includes a series of lighting made from recycled materials. She now practices as multimedia artist transforming architectural highlights into emotional experiences with video, light, objects, scent and sound. Keimeyer has worked in the art collections of Hugues and Marie Taittinger (Champagne Brand France), Petch Osathanugrah (O Museum Bangkok), Alexander von Vegesack (former Vitra Design Museum Director), Lucas Verweij (Design Author) and more.


Sophie Kleber

Sophie Kleber

Executive Director of Product & Innovation
HUGE
Sophie Kleber leads projects with engaging features built around solid information architecture, and tackles design problems where users need an approachable interface to complex functionality. Sophie provides a leadership role in key stages of research, product definition and interaction design for some of Huge's largest clients, including Comcast, SwissCom, IKEA, Under Armour and Nutrisystem. Prior to working at Huge, Sophie designed complex software applications in her hometown of Berlin, Germany. With a background in print design, she brings her passion for information graphics to her current position at Huge. She has taught at the Touro College Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and Bergh's School of Communication in Stockholm. Sophie also blogged for the TED conference in 2010. Sophie is a Fulbright alumna and holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Fachhochschule Potsdam (Germany) and a Master's in Product Design from the University of the Arts (Germany).
Justine Kolata

Justine Kolata

Founder & CEO
The Public Sphere: Philosophy Salons
Justine Kolata is founder and director of The Public Sphere, a cultural organization that works to revive philosophical salon culture within communities and corporations. She is also co-founder and co-director of The Bildung Institute, an institute which teaches the art of self-cultivation and organizes private salon events. She received her BA with distinction from Yale University, her M.Phil. with distinction from the University of Cambridge, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the German department at the University of Cambridge on enlightenment salon culture and conceptions of Bildung, self-cultivation, and die schöne seele, the beautiful soul, in German Philosophy.
Dr. Patrick Kramer

Dr. Patrick Kramer

Visionary, Transformation-Consultant and Chief Cyborg Officer
Digiwell
Dr. Patrick Kramer has a long history of work-experience in leading IT-& consulting companies in the areas of "Digital Transformation" and „Internet-of-Things“. In 2014 he founded “Digiwell” a consulting company dedicated to upgrade and transform humans and businesses. In Patrick’s vision technology will more and more be worn under the skin to speed up skills. Wearing an implant himself, he experiments with the next-generation of implants in his body: From an “Internet-of-Things” to an “Internet-of-Us”, where humans are connected directly to the internet through brain implants adding new skills to body. His work and insights into near-and inbody technology has been internationally recognized among others by Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, RedBullMedia, PCWorld, CeBIT, and others. He is a proud speaker at TEDx–Ahead of time, CeBIT Global Conferences, Wired Future Fest and various corporations around the world.
Lutz Leichsenring

Lutz Leichsenring

Spokesperson
Clubcommission Berlin
Lutz Leichsenring founded an internet startup after High School in the age of 19. His company was running one of the largest platforms for music events in the early 2000s in Germany. 2004-2010 he owned club and a restaurant business in Karlsruhe and in 2015 he was one of the founders of NAmedia GmbH, which is developing apps for Young Targets GmbH, a Berlin and London based event agency. As spokesman and member of the executive board of the Clubcommission Berlin, since 2009 Lutz fights for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene. He also happens to be a member of Berlin’s Chamber of Commerce and Music Board, where he frequently votes on city development issues that serve to protect club areas affected by gentrification.
Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Architect, Author, Filmmaker and Founder
Tinyhouse University
Van Bo is an architect, author and film maker from Berlin. He is the initiator of different enterprises which deal with the intersection between design and social commitment. One of his renown projects is Hartz IV Möbel (2010), which focuses on affordable design solutions; One Sqm House (2013), Karma Chakhs (2013) and tinyhouse University (2015). His furniture was exhibited internationally (i.a. Vitra Design Museum, MfG Zürich, Arko Art Center Seoul, Bröhan Museum Berlin, MAK Wien). In 2016, his first movie "3min of Fame, Love and Peace" was released, which focuses on an interreligious project with Jews and Muslims. At New ID, he will exhibit his ‘Houses of Emotions’ to showcase our feelings towards innovation.
Jonathan Lister

Jonathan Lister

CTO
PensionBee
Jonathan has long been writing and thinking about the challenges of bringing the benefits of technology to everyone, and the challenges of living in an increasingly digitalised world. Since 2015, he has been Chief Technology Officer at PensionBee, a London-based fintech using modern technology to give people control over their retirement savings, and bring the UK pension industry kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Prior to this, Jonathan was a principal at product design agency Penrose, helping entrepreneurs take their digital ideas to market. In parallel to this, Jonathan co-founded Shoreditch Works in 2012, a not-for-profit co-working and events business, to support the growing community of small businesses in East London.
Donnie Lygonis

Donnie Lygonis

Technology Transfer Manager, Entrepreneur, Founder
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Donnie spends his days helping students and researchers realize their ideas at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has been an entrepreneur for the past 20 years and just came back from a year in Silicon Valley. He founded Entrepreneurs Without Borders to try help create a global language, something people all over the world can share to unite all in the strive to make the world a better place.
Harriet Mason

Harriet Mason

Engagement Manager
Market Gravity
Eli McKinney

Eli McKinney

CEO
I.G. Designs
In 2002, Eli Mckinney founded Los Angeles, California based I.G. Designs which continues to be a leading team in providing production companies and major television and film studios a one stop solution for all aspects of lighting design, motion graphics design and creation, as well as entertainment technology and infrastructure design and implementation. In the event world Eli has worked closely with many clients to create stunning event environments that encompass original and innovative lighting, video, scenic, and sound designs.
Sharron McPherson

Sharron McPherson

Executive Chair 
The Centre for Disruptive Technologies
Sharron is a former Wall Street investment banker and attorney turned serial social impact entrepreneur based in South Africa where her focus is on investing in women and youth with big ideas that have sustainable community impact. Her primary areas of investment are in green infrastructure, renewable & disruptive technologies. She is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Disruptive Technologies – a think & do tank based in Johannesburg. She is also a founding director of Women in Infrastructure Investment & Energy (WINDE) – a broad-based investment consortium with over 3,000 members and measurable primary impact on over 1,000,000 people. Sharron is a published author and teaches Project Finance at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Recent speaking engagements include moderating the Presidential debate on the newly formed BRICS Bank and TEDx (Tokyo) where she spoke on "Sustainability as the New Currency". She is a frequent speaker on Nexus thinking and Exponential Leadership at both the World Economic Forum on Africa and the Clinton’s Global Alliance. Sharron earned a Doctorate’s Degree in Law (Columbia University), an honor’s degree in Finance from the University of Toulon (La Garde, France) and a B.A. in Economics (College of William & Mary). In 2011, she completed the Global Studies Program at Singularity University. Board positions include New Faces New Voices Advisory Board, the Centre for Inclusive Finance, the Centre for Development Finance, United Success and the Katerva Awards Council.
Maurice Mersinger

Maurice Mersinger

Founder & CEO
KLING KLANG KLONG
With its founder and composer Maurice Mersinger, the Berlin based sound creation studio KlingKlangKlong develops sound identities and scenographies for international corporations such as BMW to SAMSUNG or MTV. The research on sensor interfaces, motion-to-sound software, generative composition and concepts of interaction stand for their transmedial approach on sound as a major sense to perceive the world. The collective develops an immersive sound experience for New ID.
Pierre Mirlesse

Pierre Mirlesse

Vice President Sales EMEA - Public Sector, Healthcare and Pharma
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Pierre is a true Digital Nomad having worked @ HPE for over 20 years around the globe. He’s a thought provoker Industry speaker. He climbed a live volcano, sailed across the Atlantic ocean, survived the "Fastnet 79", flew a plane over the Mauritanian desert rebels, rescued his family from a 7.2 earthquake, mapped Nepal, led business teams to winning while transforming their business for success.
Mark Moebius

Mark Moebius

Managing Director
Nagual Sounds
Mark studied composition in Frankfurt and Munich, and worked ten years as a freelance composer. In Berlin he got involved with music technology and the electronic music scene. He also entered into software development, with a focus on the design of midi note generation coding. Together with partners he developed the idea of a new interactive music experience and format for smart devices. Mark founded Nagual Sounds in 2012. The first products released were Nagual Sense (AppStore/2016) and Nagual Dance (XBOX ONE/2017).
Joel Monaco

Joel Monaco

Co-Founder & CEO
Swapper
I am a 19 year old college student and entrepreneur starting my first web project when I was 15 year old. Last year I created a concept for a mobile trading platform for used products which efficiently connects potential trading partners due to its unique algorithm and matching dynamic, similar to the concept of Tinder. Quickly a found investors and started my own company, the "Swapper GmbH".
Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen

Digital and Social Media Trainer
BBC News
Hung Nguyen is an award winning journalist and experienced digital editor who has been with the BBC for the past 17 years. He has worked in various BBC programmes in different capacities that include Social Media Editor for East Asian Services, Social Media and Digital Trainer for BBC Radio 4 News and Digital Editor for South Asian Services. Hung has a unique combination of digital theoretical knowledge, digital media practical skills and the ability to collect and interpret data to improve digital performance. He has overseen social and digital operations that aim at tens of millions of people in different parts of the world.
Ray Noori

Ray Noori

CEO & Co-Founder
Block Zero
Ray is the CEO and Co-founder of Block Zero, a design and technology studio based in Malmö, Sweden. After a decade in various leadership roles within UX and technology companies such as TAT – The Astonishing Tribe and BlackBerry, he co-founded the design and technology studio Block Zero, working in such diverse fields as Smart Cities, E-Health and Fashion Tech. Ray is also an award-winning filmmaker, whose most recent feature film is the acclaimed The Philosopher King.
Fergus O'Hare

Fergus O'Hare

Head of APAC for Facebook Creative Shop
Facebook
Fergus O’Hare, Director of Facebook Creative Shop for APAC, is also known as the rock star of Facebook because of his epic presentations. After working for 17 years as a writer and Creative Director in global advertising agencies in Paris and New York (on many global accounts such as Louis Vuitton, Dove, Coke, IBM, Motorola, Nestlé, IKEA, Duracell and Ford and winning countless awards, including Cannes and Effies) he made the decision to move himself and advertising forward by joining the world’s most exciting social network. Joining Facebook as Head Creative Strategist for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Israel in 2014 and 2015, Fergus was quickly promoted to lead the world’s biggest and fastest growing region - Asia and Pacific. In his new role, Fergus has sought out and brought together Asia’s most awarded creative talent to help him build ideas that transform how the world's largest and most innovative marketers use Facebook. Fergus is not only known for having a bold creative mindset, but also for his extravagant and charismatic presentations where he combines strategic and creative thinking with entertainment and fresh ideas.
Patrick Osborne

Patrick Osborne

Head of Customer Insights & Analysis
QVC
Patrick Osborne has worked with customer data analytics for 25 years in a variety of industries and sectors, beginning in direct mail fulfilment and events organisation.  He worked on the implementation of Nectar, the first multi-retailer loyalty programme in the UK, and has also spent time in the university sector, financial services and as a management consultant advising firms on the expert use of their customer data. He now works for QVC, one of the world’s largest direct selling retailers as the Head of Customer Insights & Analysis.
Ritesh Patel

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer
OgilvyOne Worldwide
Ritesh has over 18 years of digital and CRM experience. His professional profile includes senior positions with inVentiv Health, Cushman & Wakefield, Euro RSCG, Agency.com, and Conduit Communications. Ritesh is currently the Chief Digital Officer for Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. At Ogilvy, he is responsible for driving the overall digital vision for OCHWW as well as provide thought leadership and digital guidance for our global clients. Working with the creative and planning groups, Ritesh and his team provide digital strategy, technology development and innovation services, via the Ogilvy Digital Health Lab, to bring client brands and campaigns to life for the digital world. During his tenure, Ritesh and his team have created many new innovations for clients, from EHR Strategy, to the use of A/R, V/R Chat Bots and voice activated systems for marketers.
Cristiano Rienzner

Cristiano Rienzner

Chef de Cuisine
Pure White
Cristiano Rienzner, roots in Venice and Alto Adige, grown up in funky Berlin Wedding, spent his youngster time as a DJ, Cycling talent and winery professional. 2000 he joined Ferran Adrias’ Team at El Bulli in Spain to learn everything about Molecular- and Avantgarde kitchen. Well known for polemic and provoking kitchen-style he opened famous restaurants like Enoteca Reale, Remake and Maremoto in Berlin. Travelling the world, he experienced executive kitchen chef times in Oslo and Szechuan China. Returning to Germany his style changed to the absolute focus of the pure product without any adds, no-frills and technical gimmicks. Health, high quality and Pure Taste are the central elements of his new philosophy and food-style: Pure White. Since 2014 the company Pure White concentrates its power to open food places, which got decorated with 16 Points Gault Millau and excites Food-Freaks and health-conscious customers. Besides the successful restaurant business, Rienzner returned to cycling-training and founded his own racing-team, which starts this year in the masters league. Pure White Sports is the companys newest Brand - the logical next step. Cristiano dipped into the professional sports world and starts nutrition counselling for the international bike pros.
Dr. Nico Rose

Dr. Nico Rose

Head of Global Recruiting Department
Bertelsmann
Nico heads a global recruiting department at Bertelsmann, Europe´s premier media corporation. He holds a master’s degree in general psychology (WWU Muenster), a Ph.D. in economics (EBS University), and is a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (UPenn). Nico has published +50 professional articles and book chapters at the intersection of Positive Psychology, leadership, and organizational culture.
Tom de Ruyck

Tom de Ruyck

Managing Partner & Head of Insight Activation
InSites Consulting
Tom is an expert in understanding and collaborating with consumers, creating consumer-centric-thinking organizations and preparing organizations and their employees for a future full of change, new challenges and tremendous opportunities. He is a Managing Partner at InSites Consulting (one of the world's most innovative marketing consultancy and consumer research firms) where he is responsible for innovation and advising global brands. He is also teaching as a Professor at different business schools in Europe and on the board of several (industry) organizations. He is co-author of 'The Consumer Consulting Board' and published over 65 white papers, articles in academic journals, business books and trade magazines. Besides that, he is an influential blogger and tweeter (@tomderuyck). Tom was awarded for his work many times, amongst others by the American Marketing Association, ESOMAR and the CMO Council USA and Asia.
Vesa Kalevi Salminen

Vesa Kalevi Salminen

Research Director
HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Vesa Salminen is involved with several activities on research, education and industrial implementation. His expertise areas are innovation leadership, data analytics and data-to-service process and life cycle services. He serves as research director at Häme University of Applied Sciences at Smart Services research center. He is also managing director at Spiral Business Services Corp. that is providing expert services for networked life cycle businesses.
Dr. Julia Schneider

Dr. Julia Schneider

Innovation Researcher
Stifterverband
I am passionate about learning and creating new and better things together and enabling others to do so - in a digital, diverse society. For quite a few years now, I have been analyzing, evaluating, monitoring and enabling innovation processes, bridging the gap between science, business, politics and society. My tools are economics (labor, innovation, R&D), the research principles of data collection and analysis, data visualization, econometrics, managing large data sets, statistical programming, qualitative research and creative process methods as Design Thinking. I tweet as @docjsnyder.
Stephan Sigrist

Stephan Sigrist

Founder, Head of Think Tank
W.I.R.E. - Web for Interdisciplinary Research and Expertise
The founder and head of the W.I.R.E. think tank has spent many years analysing interdisciplinary developments in business and society, focusing on the implications of digitisation in the life sciences, financial services, media, infrastructure and mobility. He is the publisher of the ABSTRAKT book series, author of a number of publications and a keynote speaker at international conferences. With W.I.R.E., he advises desicion-makers on the development of long-term strategies, innovation projects and supports companies in the redesign of future-oriented spaces for employees and the exchange with clients. After studying biochemistry at the ETH Zurich, he initially joined Hoffman-La Roche’s medical research team. He subsequently went on to work at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a management consultant and at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. Stephan is a member of the Governing Board of the aha! Swiss Allergy Centre and the Foundation Board of Science et Cité.
Peter Skogh

Peter Skogh

Director
Tekniska museet The National Museum of Science and Technology
Director of the Swedish National Museum of Science & Technology – Tekniska museet. Appointed Museum of the Year 2016 in Sweden, given the Mariano Gago Ecsite Award for creative partnership and nominated European Museum of the Year 2017. With the ambition to be every little genius favorite place, 55 % of the visitors are under the age of 19. Peter has a degree in Marketing and a mixed background from Swedish export industry and the cultural and creative sector with a strong focus on business development.
Frank Sonder

Frank Sonder

CEO & Founder, Speaker, Business Consultant
foresee
As an experienced entrepreneur, speaker, and business consultant, Frank focuses on human-computer interaction and the impact of digitalization on our society. He is the founder, CEO and creative mind of foresee, a company developing interactive solutions at the intersection of humans, design, and technology. foresee supports global companies and banks with interactive meeting rooms and software solutions for collaboration and consulting. Being an independent consultant and facilitator, Frank empowers international clients to innovate and meet the challenges of our time. He is passionate about technology but distrusts the hype as well as the speech bubbles of modern business. Partnering at different research projects, he supports the Swiss think tank W.I.R.E. as a member of the board and the Convention Camp Conference as Creative Director. In his talks and articles in well-known magazines and books he outlines future innovations and visions, learnings from the past and a realistic picture of the present state of human-computer interaction. He is also Co-Author of the FintechBook, the first crowdsourced book about the financial technology revolution and the disruption, innovation and opportunity therein. His topics range from worldwide collaboration to future banking, from the impact of artificial intelligence to the power of a distributed ledger technology and from the future of fashion to the vanishing CMO. Even if his creativity produces compelling ideas under any circumstances, the passionate marathon runner and racing cyclist gets the most striking impulses on the longer distance. He lives in Berlin, has three kids and loves sharing, no matter the apartment or the car.
Simon Stacey

Simon Stacey

Senior Consultant
Market Gravity
Simon is a senior consultant at Market Gravity with over 8 years experience in corporate venturing, primarily within technology innovation and proposition development for gambling,  energy, automotive and financial sectors.Simon has spent part of his innovation career in a number of internationally based roles in Europe and North America. Please let me know if you have any further questions,  please also note to run the workshop we will need some wall space to run the session so a break out room might be preferable.
Mate Steinforth

Mate Steinforth

Partner, Creative Director
SEHSUCHT
Mate Steinforth, born 1977 in Hannover, is a designer and director based in Berlin. He studied graphic design in Hildesheim, Germany and Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain.
His early professional work was focused on animation, particularly the performance art of VJing. In 2002, he moved to Madrid to work as an Art Director in the design studio Juan Dela Mata. In 2004 he moved back to Berlin where he worked as a freelance motion designer and director. In 2006, he moved to New York to work for the production company PSYOP.
In 2009, Mate moved back to Germany to join the motion design and animation label Sehsucht Berlin as Creative Director. Since 2011 Mate Steinforth has been appointed as a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.
Matevž Straus

Matevž Straus

Founder
Corporate Landscapes Magazine
Matevž Straus is a self-starter, initiator and a futurist. He has studied urban studies, market communication and sociology at universities in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Umea and Ljubljana. Currently Matevž is a consultant for the Municipality of Idrija (Slovenia) and an intern at Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. He is a co-author of a book “The Re-birth of the Company Town: How Corporations are Reshaping Life, Work and Play in the City”.
Dr. William Swartout

Dr. William Swartout

Chief Technology Officer
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Dr. William Swartout is Chief Technology Officer at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies and a Research Professor in Computer Science. He has been involved in AI research throughout his career.  He is a Fellow of the AAAI and a recipient of the AAAI Robert Englemore Award.  He received his PhD and MS from MIT and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford. 
Sissel Tolaas

Sissel Tolaas

Scientist & Olfaction Artist
Harvard Business School
Sissel Tolaas represents a dance on the borders between the worlds of science, art and business. Her work circles around the sense of smell and its influence on the perception our environment. As professor at Harvard Business School she links her scientific and artistic work to fundamental business and communication skills for future corporate worlds. Originally from Norway, she has drawn on her studies of math, chemical science and visual art, Tolaas today is the most acclaimed olfactory artist, displayed at the MoMa, the Venice Biennale or at MIT. Her commercial creations range from works from Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren or even the NASA. In a more and more digitally perceived world, the human senses become more relevant than ever with their distinct power of inter-human communication, of emotional sentiment and their expression. For NEW ID, Sissel Tolaas developed 5 scents for 5 emotions. What will you feel and smell?
Dr. Burkhard P. Varnholt

Dr. Burkhard P. Varnholt

Chief Investment Officer
Credit Suisse
Burkhard P. Varnholt is the Vice-Chairman of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Committee and Chief Investment Officer of the Swiss Universal Bank, as well as a member of its extended Management Committee. Burkhard has more than twenty years of investment management- and leadership experience, more than ten of which he served at Credit Suisse. He ran large portfolios for private- and institutional investors around the globe. Prior to his current role at Credit Suisse, Burkhard was a member of the Executive Board and Chief Investment Officer of Bank Julius Bär and equally so of Bank J. SafraSarasin. Burkhard P. Varnholt gained his doctorate at the University of St. Gallen, taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Stern School of Business, New York University. He published several books on investing and numerous articles. In 2004, Burkhard founded the charity ‘Kids of Africa’, which runs an orphanage for homeless children in Uganda (www.kids-of-africa.com). In 2006 he was awarded the Swiss Re Civilian Services Prize. In 2012 received an honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) in International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy for his work in connection with this project. As part of his support to cultural activities, Burkhard also serves as a member of the Tate's Africa Acquisitions Committee (AAC).
Kaspar von Grünberg

Kaspar von Grünberg

Co-Founder
Humanitec
Kaspar is Co-Founder of the HUMANITEC AG, a social impact technology corporation and leads the department of engineering. Humanitec AG operates from the SV and from Berlin and develops IT-solutions that help globally operating NGOs to manage their projects, collect data in their daily operations, analyze it intuitively, report it efficiently and learn from it sustainably.
Peter Weegels

Peter Weegels

Director
European Bakery Innovation Centre
For my drive to make things happen, growth is a prerequisite. I try to realise growth in life via my family, gardening, beekeeping, husbandry, bonsai growing, passionate tango dancing, wandering through nature and in my work by growing people, business and knowledge. My professional mission is to make Cereal Science work, by developing excellent bakery products (awarded three times) and global dissemination of knowledge and expertise of cereal science and bakery technology (open innovation, organising over 35 international meetings and over 50 publications).
Martin Wezowski

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer
SAP
I have been loving and living design and tech my whole career. I moved across a broad range of design disciplines from visual, interaction, usability, service to system design and to be leading design as a strategic endeavor. Right now, I am on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. As Chief Designer and futurist for SAP's Innovation Center Network & Chief Innovation Office I craft future outlooks, strategies and products, define and run innovation frameworks to find out what’s next for SAP and the future of work. I frequently share my passion for the future of technology and design (TEDx, CES, Ada Lovelace, CeBIT, MOBx, Grace Hopper, SIME, MLOVE etc.) I build on my international adventures stretching from Poland, Sweden, China to Germany and across companies like SAP, Sony and Huawei, working with consumer electronics, media services and business software. There are probably very few Sci-Fi movies I have not yet seen, there are hundreds of forests I would love to mountain bike in and miles of coral reefs to dive on. Ask me about anything of the above and you will catch a spark in me eyes and possibly an interesting conversation.
Razvan Zamfira

Razvan Zamfira

Founder
Corporate Landscapes Magazine
Razvan Zamfira is an urban researcher interested in emerging governance structures and their influence on contemporary spatial development. He holds an M.Sc. in Urban Studies and an M.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning and is the vice-president of the Bucharest-based urban studies think-tank, Poiana lui Iocan. Together with Matevz Straus he has co-written “The Re-birth of the Company Town” book.

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